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Flightless, Flying

Posted on Apr 20, 2015 by in anthologies | 0 comments

Flightless, FlyingPublished June 2013
Authors: youth at Turning Point Community Programs—Sacramento, CA

WHERE I COME FROM

I’m from a street where I hear gun shots
or car tires screeching.
I’m from faith in God. He doesn’t judge me.
I’m from long line of people
who care about me but are on my case
24/7. I’m from confusion about
what’s good for me. I’m from laughter
over people making me smile.
I come from a blessed family.
I’m from love, and I know that because
the people around me show it.
I’m from fear, especially when I think
about what’s going to happen.
I come from a long line of shoe strings.
I come from experiences like going
from here to there. I come from
Faith and Love. And I wish my life
would become Beautiful.

-Eva